Hepburn won four Academy Awards, for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981). Among her other outstanding films are Little Women (1933), Alice Adams (1935), Stage Door (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), The African Queen (1951), The Rainmaker (1956), Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), and The Trojan Women (1970). For television she did Love among the Ruins (1975), in which she costarred with Laurence Olivier , and several other productions. Later stage appearences include Coco (1969) and The West Side Waltz (1981).
See her autobiographical writings, The Making of The African Queen (1987) and Me (1991) A. Edwards, A Remarkable Woman (1985) G. Kanin, Tracy and Hepburn (1988) B. Leaming, Katharine Hepburn (1995) A. S. Berg, Kate Remembered (2003) W. J. Mann, Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn (2006) Katharine Hepburn: All about Me (television documentary, 1993).
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